Wheelchair drive continues to the end of October

Aurora church’s Wheels for Africa wheelchair drive gains traction

AURORA, Ill.,  Oct. 7, 2020 — On a roll. That’s the wheelchair collection drive at First Presbyterian Church in Aurora for disabled Africans in Kenya and Ethiopia.

As of Sunday, Oct. 4, a week into the wheelchair drive, 40 wheelchairs and 40 aluminum walkers filled a truck in the church parking lot.

Donations of chairs and walkers, crutches, canes, wheelchair footrests, seat cushions, new crutch and armpit pads, hand grips and foot tips will be accepted through Oct. 30.

For more information, contact Karen Roberts, church pastor of disabilities, at (630) 844-0050 or email kroberts@firstpresaurora.org.


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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.



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